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2019-05-21 Back to list

Getting Your Šaltibarščiai Fix in Kaunas: What’s New in 2019?

Together with the first proper heatwave, we present you a list of new – already tested & trusted! – šaltibarščiai spots in town.

Illustration by Vaporwave Kaunas

In May, most Lithuanians – Kaunasians, too – switch to the summer diet and start eating šaltibarščiai on a daily basis. We’ve already blogged about the Lithuanian cold pink soup phenomenon a couple of years ago, but just as there’s no single recipe for the refreshing nectar of gods, there’s also no single best place to eat it. So, together with the first proper heatwave, we present you a list of new – already tested & trusted! – šaltibarščiai spots in town.

Folkas

The open-air terrace has just started its second season in the courtyard of Folk music branch of Kaunas city museum. It’s a very cosy and private courtyard, so don’t hesitate and order a second bowl of šaltibarščiai as no one’s watching!

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Pictures by Folkas

Rebels

The Irish pub in front of Soboras serves its mission to supply Kaunasians with liquid black bread; it never hurts to add some local touch, though, so they’ve just announced the Rebels version of pink soup!

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Pictures by Rebels

Godo

Godo is a new hip cafe that’s frequented by DJs, painters, poets and artists of other kinds. They serve delicious herbal cocktails as well as Lithuanian comfort food. You guessed it right – their first šaltibarščiai season has already been opened.

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Pictures by Godo

Kaunas University of Applied Sciences

The truth is you can’t actually get the šaltibarščiai ice-cream at the college canteen. But! Students of Food Technology Aaušra Dambrauskaitė, Laurita Donielaitė and Rimvydė Šimkevičiūtė invented one – and even got awarded in an international contest. The Lithuanian pagan gods of šaltibarščiai would be proud.

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Picture by Kaunas University of Applied Sciences

More places to eat, drink and enjoy in Kaunas can be found in our gastro map. 

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